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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sewing weekend at Bordertown part 2

My mother sewed the squares for this quilt top together last year at our retreat.  So this year she cut the blocks out with the twister tool and then stitched them back together, very pretty pastels, from her stash.
Then she worked on piecing the blocks together for this stunning quilt.  The block itself didn't excite me much, but I love it now, especially seeing these colours together. 

 Mum also made these blocks, using a pattern she had brought that included a template.  She made more than these few, but I don't have a updated picture of the final amount.
Lisa worked on several projects over the weekend and I seem to be lacking photos of her progress.  She cut up this gorgeous layer cake, and realised she had a bit of  Basic Grey theme happening.
Lisa also started work on this quilt.  I remember taking the photo of the pattern because she had fabric flying so fast I wasn't sure I would ever see all the blocks laid out...and I didn't!
But the one project Lisa was working on at the end of the weekend all had us itching to start our own...pieced feathers!  This is a free Anna Maria Horner pattern called Feather Bed Quilt and I love it!

Vicki also worked on several projects.  She started a funky coloured modern Dresden plate for her sister....these are all made from one fabric with different coloured stripes.  So I guess you call that fussy cut Dresden?
Vicki also worked on the quilt she started last year, my favorite reproduction tumblers.  This quilt is destined to be very large and she was just auditioning which way to place the rows here.
Vicki also made some traditional red and white Dresden's, here they are partially constructed being auditioned for backgrounds. That is my green fabric, but her hoodie top light blue made a great contrast which I think won the vote as our favorite!
Phew, that is all the show and tell!  Happy quilting, Sue SA.

6 comments:

  1. Looks like you all had a very busy weekend.

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  2. It must be lovely sewing with your mum. I have seen some really nice feather quilts around.

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  3. Lovely show and tell, just like your own little exhibition! I like Lisa's feather quilt, and the triangles, both great fabric selections. Glad you had such a good time together.

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  4. What a fun weekend. The best motivational tool is hanging out with quilting friends.

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  5. Wow - you girls really did pull out all the stops with getting stuff done. So many lovely projects...that tumbler quilt is just divinely gorgeous.

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  6. What a great weekend you must have had with all those projects to check out and drool over.

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